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To: M. Murray who wrote (110208)5/15/2024 6:47:01 PM
From: vireya
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I had Tmobile, $25/mo pay in advance for 1 line

Just left it for Xfinity, giving me a new Samsung phone and 12 mos $ZERO cost, then $16/mo (W/ military disc)

wife already has it for her phone + we have it for TV

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To: vireya who wrote (110229)5/15/2024 9:23:27 PM
From: M. Murray
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I don't use them for phone service, I am strictly using their internet service and it's 40 dollars a month cheaper than xfinity and so far I have had no problems. I am getting speeds that are right around 300 mbps which is plenty and I have streamed movies and been my using laptop and everything is fine.

I am 99.9 percent sure I will be telling xfinity to cease providing me internet service.

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From: Elroy5/16/2024 7:38:13 AM
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I'm curious if anyone has a Sonos system running on an iPhone or a Windows 11 PC?

I have Sonos speakers and amps in our home. They are all connected via home wifi. The Sonos application runs on both the Windows PC and on the iPhone 15.

When I updated the music library originally from the PC the Sonos desktop app found the PC folder that contains my .xml music file. That file (I believe) contains all of my originally created playlists built over the past 15 years. The music files are on the Windows PC in a D:drive.

I could see the playlists using the Sonon app on the Windows PC or on the iPhone 15. I could select the playlist, select the various Sonos speakers that I want to use, and then play the music on the desired speakers in the home.

Unfortunately Sonos recently had an "update", and I updated the iPhone app. Now all the playlists are gone from both the PC Sonos app and iPhone Sonos app. Without the playlists, I cannot choose which music to play in the home.

I don't stream music from Spotify or Apple Music. I only play music from my library of mp3 files, which are now gone.

I cannot downgrade back to the previous system.

I don't know what to do. The entire $8,000 Sonos home system is rendered unuseable for music in the way that I want to use it.

There is an area in the Sonos 2 iPhone app called Sources. It has two options, TV and Music Library. Inside Music Library there are a variety of options including Imported Playlists. Imported Playlists formerly contained all of my created playlists, but is now empty.

Does anyone know how to tell Sonos app to populate the Imported Playlists with the Playlists on my PC (I can see them in iTunes on the PC, not not in the Sonos app on the PC or iPhone)??

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to force the new Sonos app to see the playlists on the Windows PC drive?

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (110222)5/16/2024 7:44:02 AM
From: Chartgod
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As do I Ken for cox but I don;t use phone thru them, and not sure if this one does it, but they'd have one
It's been FLAWLESS

netgear.com

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From: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy)5/16/2024 9:04:18 AM
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OT Don't know where to post this. Others must have similar questions, perhaps. I have a 30 year old Mont Blanc rollerball, I paid 160 for it 30 years ago. They are now worth around 700 to replace it. I have 3 of these, one was a gift. I can get them fixed, however its extremely expensive.

I was thinking of using CA glue, with an insulin syringe.

Any ideas. I looked on YouTube nothing. Looked on Ebay for parts, nothing. There are so many models of this style of pen. Its gold plated, and acrylic.

These pens are extremely fragile. If they fall off the desk onto a tile floor they will crack.


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To: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy) who wrote (110233)5/16/2024 10:51:22 AM
From: Chartgod
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Not sure the issue? Crack?

> how to repair a parker pen < search maybe? As same caliber of weapon -smile- $$$$

I grew up in Beloit WI area, Parker from 15 miles north in Janesville

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To: Chartgod who wrote (110234)5/16/2024 10:58:13 AM
From: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy)
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I used to make RC planes, used CA glue. Its thinner than Crazy Glue and I have a syringe. I think I will wing it. If you spend that kind or money for a pen, it should last, everyone drops pens and it doesn't destroy it. The one I have is a roller ball. I don't understand the hype around Mont Blanc. Maybe its a status symbol.

My Uni-ball 207 works fine and you dropping it does nothing. Still I want to fix it. The other 2 are in really bad shape.

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To: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy) who wrote (110233)5/16/2024 11:25:01 AM
From: longz
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Pen repair - my experience with the repair service of Montblanc (youtube.com)

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To: longz who wrote (110236)5/16/2024 11:36:11 AM
From: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy)
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Its not the same probem I have.

I had the service dept repair one pen 25 years ago, it was 69 dollars. Mail it in and mailed back. Here the pens.


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To: Chartgod who wrote (110232)5/16/2024 12:06:46 PM
From: FJB
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Intel’s Thunderbolt Share lets two PCs control each other over a USB cable

Intel’s Thunderbolt Share lets two PCs control each other over a USB cable - The Verge

Why can’t you just plug a USB cable between two PCs, drag your mouse cursor between their screens, and drop files between them, as if they were a single machine? Well, you can and have for years — but Intel may be about to turbocharge that idea with Thunderbolt Share.

It’s a proprietary app that Intel will be licensing to laptop, desktop, and accessory manufacturers to bundle with new hardware. Install it on two Thunderbolt 4 or 5 computers, connect them with a Thunderbolt cable, and you should be able to share your mouse, keyboard, screens, storage, and other USB peripherals; drag and drop files at Thunderbolt speeds; and sync data between them. It won’t let you share an internet connection, though.



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Intel says you can also mirror one PC’s screen to another at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second at low latency and with zero compression — and the PCs can connect through a Thunderbolt dock or monitor if that’s more convenient than a direct link.

It doesn’t strictly require a Thunderbolt-certified computer, mind you, or even necessarily an Intel processor. “USB 4 and Thunderbolt 3 connections may work, we just really don’t guarantee it, we won’t be providing support for it,” says Intel Thunderbolt chief Jason Ziller.



But it does require the app, which Intel will charge OEMs an extra license fee to provide exclusively with new hardware. Having to buy a subset of Thunderbolt computer or Thunderbolt accessory kind of limits the environments in which this might come in handy! Intel says you do get a second license with any Thunderbolt Share PC you buy or two with any accessory, though.

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